Kharkiv: Ukrainian city of Kharkiv was shelled by Russia as it pressed on with its invasion process on Tuesday.
An Indian student, Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, died in shelling here this morning, said the foreign ministry. India has already asked its nationals to leave Ukraine’s capital Kyiv “urgently today, by trains or any other means available”.
The Karnataka boy was standing in a queue at a grocery store here when he was killed in Russian shelling. He had spoken to his father not long before going out for supplies, his father Shekar Gowda said.
Naveen was a final year medical student at the Kharkiv National Medical University.
Over 350 civilians, including 14 children, have lost lives during the invasion, according to Ukraine. More than half a million people have already fled the country in fear.
Russia defied mounting global pressure that witnessed a war crimes investigation opened against Moscow, sanctions smash its economy and its FIFA ban from the World Cup.
Further, the European Union has added top Kremlin-linked oligarchs and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman to its sanctions blacklist.